Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Today's Special - Q&A with Kat Martin


New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History.   She is married to L.J. Martin, author of western, non-fiction, and suspense novels. 

Kat has written more than sixty-five novels.  Sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries, including Japan, France, Germany, Argentina, Greece, China, Russia, and Spain.

Born in Bakersfield, California, Kat currently resides in Missoula, Montana, on a small ranch in the beautiful Sapphire mountains. Her last 10 books have hit the prestigious New York Times bestseller list.  AGAINST THE WILD, AGAINST THE SKY, and AGAINST THE TIDE her latest release, took top ten spots.  

Visit Kat's website at www.katmartin.com


Welcome, Kat! Congratulations on the release of your new book. Please tell readers what they can expect from INTO THE FURY.
When Valentine Hart, one of La Belle lingerie’s top models, receives a death threat, it’s bodyguard Ethan Brodie’s job to protect her.  Throw in murder, mayhem, and copycat killers and you have INTO THE FURY.   It’s a fast-paced, action-packed romantic suspense I’m hoping readers will enjoy. 
What scene was the most fun to write?
There’s a lot of sexual tension between Ethan and Val because they are both trying to behave as professionals, which means no getting involved.   I loved writing the sex scene where the lid to the pressure cooker finally blows off--metaphorically speaking--and they just can’t resist the pull any longer.
What would you like readers to understand about Ethan and Val?
I think they both underestimate each other, initially.  It’s a growing, learning experience as they get to know and respect each other and slowly fall in love.
INTO THE FURY is the first book in your new BOSS, Inc. series.
What was the inspiration for this new series of books?
A question I often get is where do you get your story ideas?  I almost never know.  They  just sort of pop into my head and stick around until I begin to work them into a story.  So the answer is I have no idea!
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not busy writing books?
I write a LOT!  Mostly when I’m not writing I’m traveling, often to conferences and signings for work.  My husband and I try to enjoy the areas we go to.  I love great hotels and gormet meals…sooo it works pretty well.
You appear to enjoy travel. Do you have any fun trips planned for this year?
I’ll be in Belgium and Holland this year.  I’ll be in Wyoming, a great place to visit.  I’ll be in NYC, one of my fav cities, and San Diego for  RWA. 
What’s next?
Dirk Reynolds, Into the Whirlwind, will be out May 31.  I hadn’t planned to give Dirk a book, but he was so upset at the end of Fury I had to fix things for him.  Into the Whirlwind and Luke’s story, Into the Firestorm, turned out to be two of my all-time favorite books.
Thank you for visiting with us. Would you like to ask our readers a questions today?
Always interested to know what readers are reading.  What is your favorite romance genre?  

One randomly chosen person leaving a comment will receive a copy of INTO THE FURY. (U.S. only)

              

24 comments:

  1. Have enjoyed your books for years. The first I read were your historicals. My favorite genre, for for romance and other fiction, are historical and suspense/mystery. These work especially well in romance providing tense situations and needing strong characters to survive.
    Thanks for providing us with many good stories to enjoy over the hears.

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    1. I discovered Kat through her historicals too but I'm really enjoying her romantic suspense!

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  2. I too started with your historicals. Love your books Kat. I love time travel romance, historical romance and romantic suspense first. Looking forward to starting the new series. Thanks for posting.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. I love the time travel romances too, Carol!

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  3. I too started with your historicals. Love your books Kat. I love time travel romance, historical romance and romantic suspense first. Looking forward to starting the new series. Thanks for posting.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. Contemp romance and western historicals. No vamp, paranormal, etc for me.
    Good luck with your new release.
    ladbookfan

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    1. Westerns! I do love western romance. I think it comes from watching all those Saturday morning westerns on TV when I was a kid. ;-)

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  5. I alternate between contemporary and historical romance. I recently read Jill Shalvis- All I Want, Lecia Corwall- How To Deceive a Duke, Christe Ridgway -Can't Fight This Feeling and next up is Sarah MacLean- Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover.

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    1. That's some good reading, Laurie! Have you read the rest of the Sarah MacLean series? I loved those four books!

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    2. I have read the second one, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover. I believe I have the third too, No Good Duke Goes Unpunished but I can't find it right now.

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  6. I love historical romance and have a few of your books.

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    1. So many good choices out there these days.

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  7. I enjoy historicals and suspense the most but will read a bit of everything. I've enjoyed many of your stories!

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  8. I love your books, Kat! I enjoy reading historical and contemporary romance (including romantic mysteries).

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    1. I'm looking forward to starting Kat's new series. I've really enjoyed the Brodies!

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  9. I love romantic suspense! Just finished reading Into The Fury and really enjoyed it. The plot was different and well-designed. I learned a lot about modeling and like Ethan, I had several misconceptions about the occupation. Looking forward to the next in the series.

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    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed Into the Fury, Debbie. It's on my tbr. Looking forward to reading it!

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  10. I read all romance genres - from historical to contemporary, suspense to humor - I just want a good story (with romance) and an HEA.

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  11. I do love reading contemporary, suspense, and paranormal but honestly my favorite is historical.

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  12. I love romantic suspense and contemporary romance.

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  13. I love Kats books and love this series. Love any romantic suspense and trying to figure out who is the good guy and who is bad. Thanks for the chance

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  14. I love Kats books and love this series. Love any romantic suspense and trying to figure out who is the good guy and who is bad. Thanks for the chance

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